First Season Favourites

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday March 17

A four time Group I winner by champion sire Snitzel, Trapeze Artist was the busiest first season sire in 2019 covering 180 mares so we thought we’d take a closer look at just what mares he covered at Widden Stud last spring.

Trapeze Artist was the busiest first season sire in Australia in 2019Advertised at $88,000, Trapeze Artist was the most expensive first season sire priced marginally above The Autumn Sun ($77,000) and Justify (USA), whose fee was on application.

His book included stakes-winners: G1 winners Sheidel, Eskimo Queen, Nicoletta, Yosei, G2 winners Sedanzer, Ballybleu, Blueberry Hill, Tenley, Samara Dancer, Spirits Dance, Timbourina, G3 winners Crack the Code, Deer Valley, Eloping, Fuddle Dee Duddle, Kiss Bang Love, Prom Queen, Wowee, Zelady’s Night Out, Listed winners Affable, Another Coup, Astor, Charm’s Honour, Come Fly With Me, Custard, Dowager Queen, Eramor, Espurante, Gai’s Choice,  Happy Hippy, Hidden Jewel, Hot Dipped, I Got Chills, I Like It Easy, Risk Aversion, Shigeru Sendan, Steal My Kisses and Whisper Bay

Also the dams of stakes-winners: G1 winner Mrs Onassis, G2 winners Attention, Derryn, Dreamforce, Longport, Miss Rose de Lago, Torio’s Quest, Mahuta, G3 winners Fifth Avenue Lady, Miss Judgement, Quick Thinker, Think Bleue, Enbihaar, Serene Majesty, Sylvia’s Mother, Decircles, Brugal Reward, I’m all the Talk,  Listed winners, Aussies Love Sport, Curdled, Sebring Sally, Jennifer Lynn, Persuader, Zamzam, Anjana, I Like It Easy, Golden Sixty, Run for Wilson, Palazzo Publicco, Precious Memories, Bippo No Bungus, Accession, Havasay, Anlon, Straturbo and Indian Thunder.

Below are the 10 most popular first season sires for 2019 according to Australian Studbook.
 

Sire

Mares covered

Service Fee

Stud

Trapeze Artist (Snitzel)

180

$88,000

Widden Stud, NSW

Grunt  (O’Reilly)

178

$13,750

Yulong Investments, Vic

The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice)

167

$77,000

Arrowfield Stud, NSW

National Defense (GB) (Invincible Spirit)

159

$11,000

Sun Stud, Vic

Justify (USA) (Scat Daddy)

148

FOA

Coolmore, NSW

Lean Mean Machine (Zoustar)

147

$17,600

Aquis, Victoria

Written By (Written Tycoon)

147

$24,750

Widden Stud, NSW

Santos (I Am Invincible)

137

$16,500

Aquis, NSW

Encryption (Lonhro)

134

$13,200

Eureka Stud, Qld

Harry Angel (IRE) (Dark Angel)

129

$22,000

Darley, NSW

Showtime (Snitzel)

129

$11,000

Arrowfield Stud, NSW

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